Washington police suspect a man knocking on doors of homes on West Seventh Street early Wednesday mistook a newspaper delivery driver for someone chasing him.

Washington police responded to West Seventh Street about 2:30 a.m. for the peace disturbance.

The St. Clair man told police he was looking for help because he believed he was being chased, authorities said.

Police suspect the man saw a newspaper delivery driver and he thought he was being followed. 

The man was under the influence of suspected methamphetamine. Officers assisted the man in finding a ride home.